Lord Laird – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Northern Ireland Office

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Laird on 2015-02-11.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Randerson on 10 February (HL4725) relating to invitations to a briefing on 3 February about Northern Ireland, if such invitations were delivered why Lord Laird did not receive such communication; and why Lord Maginnis of Drumglass was invited only when he complained to the Northern Ireland Office; and whether they will supply a complete answer to the original question and list those Members of the House of Lords who were invited and explain why the question was not answered in full.

Lord Wallace of Saltaire

Invitations to the briefing for Peers on 3 February were delivered to the House of Lords by a Northern Ireland Office official on 23rd January.

Invitations were issued to the following Peers, including Lord Laird and Lord Maginnis of Drumglass:

The Lord Alderdice

Rt Rev the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells

The Lord Bew

The Baroness Blood MBE

Rt Hon the Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville CH

The Viscount Brookeborough DL

The Lord Browne of Belmont

Rt Hon the Lord Browne of Ladyton

Rt Hon the Lord Carswell

Rt Hon the Lord Cope of Berkeley

The Baroness Crawley

The Lord Dubs

Rt Rev the Lord Eames OM

The Lord Empey

The Lord Feldman of Frognal

The Lord German OBE

The Lord Glentoran CBE DL

The Baroness Harris of Richmond DL

The Lord Hay of Ballyore

The Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill

The Lord Hylton

Rt Hon the Lord Kilclooney

The Lord King of Bridgwater

The Lord Laird

The Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC

The Lord Lexden

The Lord Lyell DL

The Lord Maginnis of Drumglass

The Lord McAvoy

Rt Hon the Lord Mawhinney

Rt Hon the Lord Mayhew of Twysden QC DL

The Lord Morrow

The Baroness O’Cathain OBE

The Baroness O’Loan DBE

The Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve CBE FBA

The Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale

General the Lord Ramsbotham GCB CBE

Rt Hon the Lord Reid of Cardowan

The Lord Rogan

Rt Hon the Baroness Royall of Blaisdon

The Lord Shutt of Greetland

Rt Hon the Baroness Smith of Basildon

Professor the Lord Smith of Clifton

Rt Hon the Lord Tebbit CH

The Lord Temple-Morris

Rt Hon the Lord Trimble

The Lord Willis of Knaresborough

The list has been compiled of Peers known to be from Northern Ireland or who have shown an interest in its affairs, primarily through Parliamentary business or correspondence.

Any Peers not included on this list who have an interest in Northern Ireland Affairs are invited to contact the Northern Ireland Office to be added to future invitations.